Orionid meteor shower set to peak this weekend

Annual Geminid meteor shower to light-up Metro Vancouver Sky tonight

Annual Geminid meteor shower to light-up Metro Vancouver Sky tonight

The moon will lead to subpar views for this night sky display.

Star gazers can catch a glimpse of the Orionid meteor shower.

However, it will peak on the night of October 21 and the early morning of October 22. "This comet leaves debris in its wake that strikes Earth's atmosphere most fully around October 20-22, while Earth intersects the comet's orbit, as it does every year at this time".

After October 21, you still might see meteors until November 7. More meteors are produced at its peak when 15-20 of the impressive stars will appear in the sky.

The Orionids are remnants of Haley's Comet, one of the most famous comets, which last flew Earth in 1986.

The Orionid meteor shower will be visible without needing any special equipment.

This meteor shower will be visible from everywhere on planet Earth, and you can best spot meteors between midnight and dawn if you find Orion the Hunter in the sky and look slightly to the north of Orion's sword.

So it's best to go as far away from busy cities, get wrapped up warm, and allow your eyes to adjust to the darkness.

Binoculars and telescopes won't improve the view, because they are created to see more stationary objects in the sky.

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